Gum Paste/fondant People

Decorating By traceysob Updated 4 Feb 2010 , 11:34pm by mandifrye

traceysob Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 7:15pm
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I looked through the tutorials and don't see this anywhere. I'm doing a cake in a couple of weeks where I need to make a person. I've never done it before so I'm not sure if I should use fondant or gum paste. And then what. Can somebody give me idiot proof instructions on how to make good people? I've got 3 weeks to practice.

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tracycakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 7:23pm
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Check out tutorials by aine2. She's awesome! I use a fondant/gumpaste mixture.

CookieMeister Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 7:28pm
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Aine2 has AWESOME tutorials. And there are all sorts of other gumpaste figure tutorials on you tube.

traceysob Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 7:34pm
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How do I find her tutorials?

tiggy2 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 7:56pm
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Aine2 is on youtube

Win Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:01pm
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Aine2's real name is Lorraine McKay

This is her website. You can order her tutorials as well and they are ready to download within 48 hours.

She truly is the best:

CWIL Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:07pm
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Does anyone know if Wilton Gum-Tex is the same as tylose? I have problems when making models with the fondant/gumpaste cracking? What could be causing this? U think it's because I used some leftovers that I'd had for a while?

mandifrye Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 11:34pm
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I agree, Aine2 is a fantastic teacher...however, I like working with candy clay much better when molding people or animals! Hope this helps!

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